Why Is Writing Gay Romance Sexier Than Straight Romance?
Twice the cock, twice the biceps, and twice the manliness, of course.
We’ve all heard a clueless person asking about a gay male couple, “So which one is the man and which one is the woman?” Um, both are the man – isn’t that the definition of a gay couple? I love writing stories about two strong alpha men, in part because it’s a very conscious rejection of that “which one of you is the woman?” mentality. And also because two big cocks are sexier than just one. And muscle-on-muscle, especially in a shower scene, is the sexiest thing in the world. Trust me on that one.
I admit that I’ve written a lot of gay romances in which one partner is clearly dominant in the relationship, or at least more stereotypically masculine. I don’t apologize for that. It’s how real life works. Gay guys are attracted to the same gender, but sometimes (not always) two guys who are different from them on the spectrum of assumed gender roles.
For my new novella, Kings of Miami, I had fun writing about two hyper-masculine alpha males: Ritter Lehman and Jaime Santeval. The names might sound familiar. Ritter is one of the main characters of my novel The Mechanic and the Surgeon. Jaime is Ritter’s ex-boyfriend in The Mechanic and the Surgeon. But my new book, Kings of Miami, takes us three years before The Mechanic and the Surgeon, to when Ritter and Jaime first met. Ritter, as you recall, is a hyper-successful orthopedic surgeon who, like many real-life orthopedic surgeons, is also a bodybuilder. Jaime is a Venezuelan oil billionaire who is low-key most of the time, but has an ego every bit as huge as Ritter’s.
Yes, when they first meet, competing for the best table in Miami’s best gay club, there’s a pissing match of sorts. Yes, there’s an obvious contest for alpha dominance. Yes, Ritter thinks he won, and Jaime thinks he won. They go home together to clarify the score. Ultimately, Jaime shows himself as the slightly more even-keeled and generous-spirited alpha of the two – but maybe being even-keeled and generous-spirited is what being a strong alpha is all about?
Masculinity doesn’t have to be toxic or aggressive or even misogynistic. Masculinity, in its best form, is being a strong representative of the best qualities of men. Men have their share of problems and downfalls, but I think we can be better than that. And anyway, there’s nothing sexier than two good, strong men, especially when cocks touch.
Celebrate masculinity with me in Kings of Miami. Because celebrating masculinity is what gay romance is all about.
About the Book
“I always get what I want.”
Ritter Lehman is a millionaire doctor with an ego. He’s used to always getting what he wants, served on a silver platter. But Jaime Santeval, a gorgeous thirty-year-old oil baron, actually stands up to Ritter. And he stands a full inch taller than Ritter’s giant 6’5″ frame. Jaime refuses to let Ritter provoke him, and he always shows Ritter his love and caring.
“I love Ritter, but sometimes I don’t like him.”
Jaime can’t help but admire Ritter’s smarts, his professional success, and his devotion to his patients. Jaime feels fulfilled just from being in Ritter’s wake and sometimes being his errand boy. Then there’s Jaime’s sexual chemistry with Ritter: their hard muscled bodies can make magic, whether in the bedroom or on the beach.
Kings of Miami is a steamy gay romance with a millionaire doctor and a billionaire playboy in hot Miami passion. Prequel to the full-length novel The Mechanic and the Surgeon.
About the Author
Steve Milton writes gay romances with sweet love, good humor, and hot sex. His stories tend toward the sweet and sexy, with not much angst and definitely no downers. Steve crafts feel-good stories with complex characters and interesting settings. He is a South Florida native, and when he’s not writing, he likes cats, cars, music, and coffee.
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